On 31/07/2010 widewetandslippery wrote:
>I went to the dolomites during the sydney olympics.
No shit? I was over there for the olympics as well. Were you hanging round Cortina in August?
Don't try to do the Doli's without a car, it's hard enough to organise camping to supermarket to crag to pizzaria to pub logistics, even with a car
My favorite place was Torre Venecia on Civetta. Tre Cima is a zoo, Tofana is horrible death choss.
Don't let the choss psych you out, I thought I might die on the first couple of routes but acclimatised very quickly and loved it by the end
Gear, shmear! Lots of slings and double ropes is good advice...........and get on harder routes! GrVII is only 21 and probably has good rock with lots of pegs in, GrIV is 16 with terrible rock and death falls. I know option (a) felt easier for me........of course, we didn't work it out till we'd done 5 or 6 "easy" chop routes!